Investment & Securities Industry Overview, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

The investment industry is comprised of a wide variety of sectors and service providers.  At the top of the list are the giant asset managers, like BlackRock, a firm managing over $9 trillion in investment assets, an amount so immense that it is more than the Gross Domestic Products (GDP) of Russia, Canada and India combined.  Also at the top of the industry are the biggest exchanges, where billions of shares trade hands yearly, along with the major investment banks, those firms that raise money for corporate clients by selling their stocks and bonds to the public.  Investment banks also…

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